Bristol has been home to a range of successful and innovative digital inclusion projects. We have captured our experiences and some of the lessons learned here.

Free online course on the Internet of Things begining 23 November.

by Kevin 01/07/2015 in Events

Do you want to learn more about the potential impact of everyday objects connecting in autonomous machine to machine networks? The Internet of Things will revolutionise how we live, work and play and this free course could help you or your business take advantage of this emerging technology. The course, organised by Future Learn and [...]

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Bath Hacked “Summers of Data” event, Saturday, July 4, 2015 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

by Kevin 26/06/2015 in Events

Our esteemed next door neighbour data group Bath Hacked are holding a one day hack event at the Guild Hall in Bath. Bath Hacked have made a real impact over the last couple of years and have recently incorporated as a Community Interest Company which is well worth celebrating. Sign up on Meetup and go [...]

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Take on the Bristol Go Green Challenge and trial your innovation on the RBS estate, application deadline 7 July

by Kevin 25/06/2015 in Bristol

The search is on for the most innovative conceptual, garage-tested and market-ready solutions to trial on the RBS estate Bristol.
Do you have an innovative solution that can help RBS’ Bristol premises with any of the following?

Energy and efficiency
Travel and transport
Planning and resilience for local networks and communities
Happy and healthy workplaces and colleagues
Sustainable sourcing of local [...]

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MySociety are coming back to Bristol, Thursday 23rd July between 7pm and 10pm

by Kevin 24/06/2015 in Bristol

After a successful visit to the City last year, MySociety are taking the show on the road again and coming to see us in Bristol. They will be hosting a meetup at the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer pub function room, 17-18 King St, Harbourside, Bristol , BS1 4EF.
There will be speakers from MySociety and local guest [...]

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Funding available for UWE PhD as part of our new Wellcome Trust’s Sustaining Health project

by Kevin 10/06/2015 in Bristol

University of the West of England have funding for a PhD student conducting research related to “Moving health and sustainability upstream into strategic urban development decision-making”.
The deadline to apply is 29th June so move quickly if you are interested.

For more details or to apply

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Open Data Institute looking for Ruby on Rails developer to work on website directory

by Kevin 03/06/2015 in Bristol

The Open Data Institute are looking for contract support to develop their existing membership directory. The work is outlined on github but involves;

getting the directory app to display the data as lists
publishing data as CSV and JSON
adding search capabilities

Contact James Smith ( if you might be interested in taking on the work.

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New Europe-wide open data incubator programme offers startups €100k equity free funding

by Kevin 01/06/2015 in Bristol

ODINE is a European Union programme focusing on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) building their business around open data. Proposals which have a clear focus on open data innovation could be considered for funding which can be spent on salaries, equipment, consumables, travels, subcontracting to other parties (e.g., for marketing or legal support), and indirect [...]

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Free Event: Open data, FIWARE and funding with FINODEX, Weds 22 April, 09:45 to 13:30, Engine Shed, Bristol

by Kevin 10/03/2015 in Bristol

Finodex (Future INternet Open Data EXpansion) is a EU funded programme which selects, funds and provides support to projects from SMEs & Web Entrepreneurs building upon the FIWARE technology and reusing Open Data. They will be launching their second funding round on 8th of April and will be in Bristol to go through the latest [...]

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Do you have a business in the film & creative content space? Are you looking for investment to scale your business?

by Kevin 16/02/2015 in Bristol

Creative England and the UK Business Angels Association have teamed up to provide an ongoing programme of support and advice for film and creative content enterprises – promoting growth through investment readiness workshops, mentoring and showcasing your business to investors.
This programme is for entrepreneurs that are currently running successful film businesses or have a significant [...]

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